Why does a popcorn kernel pop when it is heated?

Answer Whether it comes from the concession stand, the microwave, the stove or an air popper, popcorn is one of America's favorite foods. It's amazing that such a light and fluffy snack comes from such h... Read More »

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How high does a popcorn kernel pop?

A single popcorn kernel is capable of popping as high as three feet. It only takes a temperature of 347 degrees Fahrenheit to pop an average kernel of popcorn, any of which has the potential to pop... Read More »

How much water does a popcorn kernel contain?

Popcorn is a grain that contains water. Each kernel contains about 13 1/2 to 14 percent water. The exact amount varies by kernel size. When popcorn is heated, the water inside the kernel turns to... Read More »

How to Make a Popcorn Kernel Gun?

This is a cool popcorn gun that you run in rapid succession, something like a machine gun, and can have hours of fun with. It's quite simple to make.However it is quite dangerous if you are not car... Read More »

How Do I Get Butter on Every Kernel of Popcorn?

If you are adding your own butter to popcorn, it can be very difficult to get a light coating on each kernel because pouring melted butter straight on to popcorn isn't easy to mix. Even if you try ... Read More »